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This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

The United States comprises several different regions, each with its own rich history and cultural identity.<p>Exactly where those regions start and end has been a long-running debate, but according to author Colin Woodard, the United States can be divided into 11 distinct sub-nations.<p>Woodard mapped …

New Jersey

The Gyrocar could be the solution to the biggest urban problem of our times

<b>It can help keep the roads dedicated to the moving and storing of private cars.</b><p>Get out of the way, Straddle Bus! We thought you were the solution to …

These are the 10 best co-working spaces in London

It's no surprise that London offers a vast amount of co-working spaces.<p>Co-working simply involves the shared use of an office or working environment …

England

London named Europe's most dynamic city followed by Paris, Cambridge, Amsterdam and Berlin

London has been named the most "dynamic" city in Europe based on infrastructure investment, population growth forecasts and its ability to attract …

European Travel

Muji’s new Tokyo store sells tiny houses, groceries

You’ve never seen a Muji like this<p>Muji, the simplicity-loving Japanese housewares company has redesigned their global flagship store in Tokyo, inspired by the core necessities of survival: food, shelter, clothing...and did we mention food? “Among the basic lifestyle needs... ‘food’ is the most …

Japan

17 iPad tips and secrets you’ll use

I’ve tried to solely include iPad-only features here, though I have included a couple that work across iOS which I think come into their own on the …

This Transparent Swimming Pool Hangs over Building's Edge, 40 Stories Aboveground

Travel to Houston if you dare enter this gravity-defying pool<p>Access to a swimming pool is always a plus when you're hunting for the perfect new apartment. But what about a rooftop swimming pool that extends over the side of your building, 500 feet in the air, making swimmers feel like they're …

Gothic cathedrals inspire very thin concrete floors

Historical construction principles have inspired a new concrete floor system that doesn’t require steel reinforcement. It’s only two centimeters …

Engineering

Should Montreal make drivers pay a toll to go downtown? Coderre is open to the idea

It's a recurring idea — enticing to some, loathsome to others — that often ends up on the cutting room floor.<p>Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre floated the …

Urban Design

The river London forgot: how the Lea is being reborn

For years, it has been the city’s back yard, a place of fridge mountains, distilleries and scrapyards, but now there’s a fresh plan to turn this ancient valley back into a green playground. We walk the newly opened Leaway riverside path<p>A bright yellow beacon pokes up above a road bridge in east …

How to change the email address linked to your Apple ID

If you own an iPad, iPhone, iPod or Mac, your Apple ID is the gateway to accessing the App Store, iCloud and iTunes, making it a crucial part of your …

Exploit hidden macOS and app features with the Option key

This one often overlooked keyboard button unlocks options and speeds up your work all over macOS -- AppleInsider shares a few of our favorites.

The Privacy Enthusiast's Guide to Using an iPhone

Your privacy is important, and now more than ever, it seems like everyone is trying to put eyes on your personal data. That might include …

5 Tips For Providing Feedback To Creatives (Without Making Them Feel Criticized)

Have you tried these?<p>Giving feedback to creative individuals is difficult. I would know. I spent 4 years working at a creative digital marketing agency, and I played both roles: the account handler responsible for communicating with the client, and the creative individual you wanted to retain some …

Creativity

London Is Renovating Its Subway Stations To Help Make The Tube “Step Free”

The new transit-friendly mayor is pushing to increase access to public transportation for people who can’t use stairs and escalators.<p>London Mayor Sadiq Khan has been on a public transit spending spree. Now his plans to spend $1 billion on cycling, and to stop buying dirty diesel buses, are joined …

Google Earth's Latest Update Is Mesmerizing

Watch cities pop up out of nowhere.<p>You may never get the privilege of seeing the Earth from space, but satellite imagery is the next best thing. Thanks to the latest update to Google Earth, you can see something that no astronaut could ever see from the void: the Earth from space as it flips from …

Robert Adam: the king of classical buildings, on display in London

Look up on many of central London’s elegant streets and you may see a building by Robert Adam. The neoclassical Scottish architect is famed for building grand country houses and designing their colourful, lavish interiors. But an exhibition opening this week argues that there is more to Adam than …

Human Population Through Time

Why planting more trees is one of the smartest things a city can do

Trees can make a city sidewalk prettier, sure. But that’s not even their best trick. A growing pile of research suggests that planting more urban trees, if done right, could save tens of thousands of lives around the world each year — by soaking up pollution and cooling down deadly heat waves.<p>In …

Ecology

A soft, flexible Brexit could be possible – with Ireland’s help | Fintan O’Toole

The old roles have been reversed and now Dublin must seek a creative compromise on Britain’s behalf<p>In the satire 1066 and All That, it is claimed that William Gladstone “spent his declining years trying to guess the answer to the Irish question; unfortunately, whenever he was getting warm, the …

A common feature of suburban neighborhoods has actually made streets more dangerous

Old urban cores are etched out in tight grids modeled off a sheet of graph paper. Further out, all those neat lines and right angles begin their curling meander into suburbia. Sparsely populated roads loop through the countryside in an odd geometry designed around the residential real estate dream …

These Are the Best-Designed, Most Useful Architecture Firm Websites

Our editors look at hundreds of websites per week. What do they admire and appreciate the most? Organization and simplicity. Sites that are not only …

Herzog & de Meuron

Someone redesigned the London Underground map and we’re seriously impressed

<b>It can be pretty daunting for tourists to work out the tube map when visiting in London – in the same way that we’re often left perplexed when it</b> …

10 cities that are starting to go car-free

According to Time, Norway is preparing a bill that, if passed, would ban the sale of gas-powered cars in the country by 2025.<p>But cities in Norway are not the only ones getting ready to take the car-free plunge. Urban planners and policy makers around the world have started to brainstorm ways that …

Solving Urban Traffic Problems Is Simple: Fewer Cars

The question is: How do we get people out of their cars? Cities around the world are working on a wide variety of inspiring plans.<p>If you talk to people who’ve come from the provinces and backwaters to the big city, there’s one thing they all complain about: the transportation.<p>This story is the …

17 iPhone Tricks To Make Your Life Easier

Did you know you could actually correct Siri's pronunciation?<p>Sure, there's plenty your trusty iPhone can already do. It can help you find your way home, settle bar debates and, heck, even make the odd phone call or two. In a pinch you could probably serve small canapés off it. But this pocketable …

5 Useful Things You Can Do With Spotlight for Mac

Spotlight for Mac offers a convenient way to launch apps, searching for stuff and even preview documents before opening them. However the modern Mac …

Apps

iPhone 6C release date rumour resurfaces as mid-2016

Murmurings of a second generation polycarbonate iPhone are refusing to die, with the latest rumour tipping the iPhone 6C release date for …

Fall Home Decor: 9 Color Trends To Try

You might want to rethink this season's color palette.<p>For some reason – it's hard to say exactly how it came about – fall is largely associated with dark colors. Perhaps it's the early sunset or the leaves' shift from green to orange to brown, but pastels, and fun prints shouldn't be relegated to …